The Emirates Mall is INSANE... it's absolutely huge, (but it's not the biggest Mall in Dubai..there's an even bigger one called The Dubai Mall).... you can find every shop in there and more, it has several food halls and an indoor ski slope. The supermarket in there called Carrefour had us going LOCO.. it's ridiculously big, just thinking about it gives me a headache. There was nothing we couldn't find in there. There was even a car for sale in one of the sections *confused face*
** Word of warning ** The floors in the malls are ALL marble and tiles... they're extremely slippery. I would suggest being very selective with the shoes that you choose to wear. I was actually struggling in mine, luckily I had the pram to hold onto BUT... even then, I found it to be dangerously slippery.. Other people seemed to be pacing up and down like it was nothing. I would strongly suggest wearing shoes with a non slippery sole.. that's my advice in regards to that..
Second ** word of warning ** Yes it's blazing hot here in Dubai... But in the malls and most taxis and indeed indoor places, it can be guaranteed that they will have the air conditioning high up on FULL BLAST.. so you may come out wearing short sleeves for the heat, but you could end up freezing to death. Take a cardigan everywhere you go, trust me you will use it.. I was really cold in the mall, even with my cardigan on..!!
People harp on about the dress code here in Dubai, but it's all hear say.. I speak as I find, and from my own personal experiences as long as your not out and about in your underwear, no one seems to bat an eyelid. There are the Arabs that are walking around wearing the full black burka ensembles and there are those that are walking around in skin tight jeans and tight tops. Tourists generally seem to adhere to some modesty, although some show more skin than desired.. but apart from that, the malls are full of people wearing all sorts of clothes.
Taxis are absolutely everywhere here in Dubai, so your never really waiting for longer than a minute. As soon as you come out of The Mall, they are all queued up and ready to whisk you away to your destination. Very handy and practical especially when you have a baby.